Real Sociedad vs Villarreal: Preview and Prediction

Real Sociedad vs Villarreal: Preview, Predictions and Betting Tips-4th January 2017

Real Sociedad vs Villarreal
Copa Del Rey.
Date: Wednesday, 4th January 2017.
Kick-off at 18:00 UK.
Venue: Estadio Anoeta, San Sebastian.

Two teams on solid form – Real Sociedad and Villarreal battle in out in the Copa Del Rey round 32 phase at the Anoeta on Wednesday evening, 4th January 2017.

Real Sociedad started this season’s Copa Del Rey campaign with a 4-2 aggregate win over Valladolid. The Royals defeated the second division outfit by a 3-1 margin in the first leg in front of their own fans. A 1-1 draw in the second leg at the Anoeta stadium in San Sebastian was enough to ensure their place in the round of 16. Real Sociedad is going into this clash with an incredible form, losing just once in their last 10 competitive games. They are also unbeaten in 9 of their last 10 games in all competitions at home.

Villarreal started their Copa Del Rey campaign with 3-0 away win over Toledo. The Spanish LaLiga were held to a 1-1 draw in the return leg at El Madrigal, but it was enough to snatch the tie by 4-1 aggregate for a place in the round of 16. Just like Sociedad, Villarreal are also coming on the back of some excellent results. They were beaten just twice in their last 10 competitive games, and also twice in their last 10 games away from home.

Real Sociedad vs Villarreal: Head-to-Head Statistics

When the sides met for the LaLiga clash this season, Villarreal edge a narrow 2-1 win at El Madrigal and stretch their unbeaten run over Real Sociedad to 8 competitive games. The Yellow Submarines have 3 wins to their name during the period, with 3 games ending in stalemates.

Sociedad are also win-less in their last 6 home games against Villarreal, with 4 draws and 2 defeats. Moreover, they have only one win to their name in the last 12 home games, with Villarreal winning 5 along with 6 draws.

The team’s last meeting in a Copa Del Rey fixture was during the 2014/15 season. Villarreal won the tie 3-2 on aggregate courtesy of a 1-0 win in the first leg before the second leg witnessing a thrilling 2-2 draw.

Real Sociedad vs Villarreal: Prediction

Both teams currently enjoys good run of form going into this clash. Real Sociedad will have the 12th man advantage in their favour for this first leg; a factor that goes along when we talk about results in football.

However, Villarreal’s away record in recent games have also been decent; wining 2 and sharing points in 2 of their last 4 away games. Also they have a strong head-to-head record over Sociedad in recent seasons. So our main pick is to favour the visitors to earn a draw or win here.

Real Sociedad vs Villarreal: Bet Tips

Double Chance – Draw or Villarreal at 1.80 (4/5).
Both Teams to Score at 2.00 (1/1).

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